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Published January 10, 2014
IF YOU BUILD IT...: In South Carolina, Jeff Wilkinson reported Hardball Capital Chair & CEO Jason Freier, who owns the Single-A Midwest League Fort Wayne TinCaps and Single-A South Atlantic League Savannah Sand Gnats, on Wednesday "guaranteed he would bring a team to Columbia if the city builds a new ballpark." It is not clear yet "how the stadium would be funded." But Freier said that he "could build it" about $7M cheaper than the projected $42M cost. The Columbia City Council is "considering whether to pay the lion’s share" of funding for the project. Freier and developer Bob Hughes said that the ballpark would "be 'the anchor' of the Bull Street project ... attracting up to 500,000 people a year to the area, tentatively named Columbia Commons" (Columbia STATE, 1/9).